Category: Household Management

HOW TO START A BOOKCLUB

Married in the suburbs with kids? Suddenly realize you don’t go out with your girlfriends anymore? Sure you may still meet up every few months (or six) for the odd drink, but that elusive casual meet-up is often hard fraught, preempted by a children’s crisis and other commitments that get in the way of a

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#HOMELIFE – SUMMER BBQ CLEAN UP

It’s finally summer! And that means it is warm enough to actually want to prepare a meal outside. But when your grill reeks of last year’s chicken kebabs, that could put a real dampener on your al fresco plans. I have some quick and easy tips to help make your BBQ grill a happy place once again.

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DECK MAKEOVER – HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF AN OUTDOOR SPACE #DECKOVER

The 2nd floor deck was a selling point when we first looked at our house.  Except for the fact that we have never actually used the space at all since we’ve lived here.  The walls were very short and provided very little safety for a buoyant family to feel relaxed and safe spending any length of time

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EASTER 2017 RECAP

Happy Easter Monday! Hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful weekend with your loved ones. We kicked off our special Sunday by having an Easter egg hunt outside in our garden. We then headed inside to decorate eggs with dye, emojis and decorative foam egg holders. Then it was a quick outfit change and off to church

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EASTER DECORATING 2017 & WHATS INSIDE LITTLE BEAR’S EASTER BASKET?

I want to share the items in my daughter’s Easter basket this year, all purchased from CVS.  Get them before they are gone, especially these ADORABLE Metallic eggs (see below), perfect for a Spring tablescape! Speaking of tablescape ideas, I put together a look for a festive Spring table here. The white rabbit on display is

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EVENT PLANNER

Planning a fundraising event at home can seem like a pretty daunting task. There can be a certain internal pressure to make sure all the logistics are in place and your guests feel welcomed and have a good time.  However, planning an event at home doesn’t have to be stressful.  Event planning can actually be very fun

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Thanksgiving Table 2016

Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays! I was very inspired by the outdoor foliage trend on tablescapes this year, and decided to make that a central theme on this year’s Thanksgiving table. I went out into my garden and cut a few pine and spruce branches from a few trees in the back

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